‘Already, world views India’s climate commitments with some scepticism’

Ashraf Engineer

April 12, 2023

India claims steadfast commitment to environmental laws, but its actions belie that claim – think more coal blocks being opened up for mining and forests under siege. Is India serious about environmental laws and their compliance? Susan L Ostermann, assistant professor of global affairs and political science at the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, who’s just written the book ‘Capacity Beyond Coercion’ on the concept of regulatory pragmatism to explain variation in strategies used by Nepal and India to secure compliance with conservation, speaks to All Indians Matter.

‘Capacity Beyond Coercion’ by Susan Ostermann: https://amzn.to/3nYagxv